Kate Winslet Biography
Winslet was soon cast on a role in BBC's 1991 science fiction series Dark Season. She also starred in the TV movie Anglo-Saxon Attitudes, but it was in the movie Heavenly Creatures where she was first realized as an actress. Afterwards she co-starred with Emma Thompson in Sense and Sensibility. In 1997, Winslet rose to worldwide fame and popularity as Rose Dewitt in the movie Titanic, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, which made history as the highest-film of all time. It also garnered 11 Academy awards.
She continued to appear in low-budget films despite having made box-office success, Including Holy Smoke! In 2005, Winslet appeared for an American Express commercial, as well as an episode in BBC's Extras. This guesting earned her an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Performance in a Comedy Series, but she was not able to bag the award.
Winslet has also been into the music scene with her single "What If" in 2001. It was taken from the soundtrack of the animated film Christmas Carol: The Movie, and peaked at #1 in Ireland and #6 in the United Kingdom. She also worked with Weird Al Tankovic and sang in the 2006 film, Romance and Cigarettes. She also sang an aria in the movie Heavenly Creatures, and was part of the movie's soundtrack.
Winslet was raised an Anglican with two actress sisters (Beth and Anna Winslet) and their brother, Joss. Her first marriage was with James Threapleton, whom she costarred in the 1998 film Hideous Kinky. They had a daughter named Mia, but their marriage ended in divorce on 2001. She is now married to director Sam Mendes and together they have a son named Joe Alfie. She also has a daughter named Maria Honey, from her former marriage with director Jim Threapleton, whom she divorced in 2001. Winslet spent her growing up years overweight, but has stood firm in her refusal to lose weight just to conform to the Hollywood taste. She and her husband are currently residing in New York City.